Canadian OL Daniel Johnson to attend rookie minicamp with Indianapolis Colts: sources

Photo courtesy: Purdue University

Canadian offensive lineman Daniel Johnson has accepted a rookie minicamp invitation from the Indianapolis Colts, per sources.

The six-foot-six, 320-pound blocker made 13 starts over six collegiate seasons at Kent State University and Purdue University, including two this past season. His collegiate career was limited due to multiple knee injuries, including a torn ACL in 2022.

The native of London, Ont. didn’t fully participate in Purdue’s pro day as he continued to work back from injury, recording 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, an 8.06-second three-cone drill, and a 4.96-second shuttle.

The 24-year-old originally committed to Kent State as a tight end, though he was immediately converted to offensive tackle. He is the younger brother of former CFL receiver George Johnson, who played for the Montreal Alouettes during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The 2024 CFL Draft is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.